Innovative design: the Lidl in Terenure village was built on stilts to allow for car park spaces to be fitted underneath the store

Competition in the Irish grocery trade is set to become even more intense following the disclosure by German discounter Lidl that it is looking for(...)

The Agent Council said while there had been teething problems with the lottery’s new technology platform, the issues were being exaggerated.

As National Lottery officials gear up for a showdown with the Oireachtas finance committee this week, a dispute has emerged between retailers’(...)

Lotto machine: politicians are poised to ask PLI officials about the functioning of new ticket terminals supplied by Greek gaming giant Intralot.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The new private operator of the National Lottery has been called to appear before the Oireachtas finance committee following the recent systems crash(...)

Technical problems forced the cancellation of Wednesday night’s weekly lotto draw, which had a jackpot of almost €10m

An internal investigation is continuing into the technical problems which forced the cancellation of Wednesday night’s Lotto draw for the first time i(...)

Retailers claim the new Lotto ticket terminals, touted in advance as state of the art, are plagued by technical glitches, causing them to crash frequently. Photograph: istock

Retailers have called on the lottery regulator to intervene in a row over the system’s new technology platform which they say is causing a drop in (...)

Christopher Carragher, a sixth year student from Our Lady’s Secondary School in Co Monaghan, pictured at SciFest earlier this year with his Memory Buddy automated system.

Self-portraits, or selfies, have become the most popular genre of photo, with Twitter declaring 2014 the year of the selfie. But what drives people to(...)

RGData’s director-general Tara Buckley said: “Retailers look forward to working with PLI but, as with any process of change, there are concerns about the impact of the new ownership structure.”

Retailers are unhappy with assurances from the National Lottery that the impending switchover to a new system will not involve additional costs or a d(...)

Proposal would cost Premier Lotteries about €22.5 million, on top of the €405 million it has already agreed to pay the Government for the licence.

Retailers are hoping to cash in on the State’s lottery privatisation by seeking a once-off “loyalty” payment of €15,000 each from the incoming operato(...)

Retailers are supporting calls for the restoration of the Christmas bonus to social welfare recipients

Retailers are supporting calls for the restoration of the Christmas bonus to social welfare recipients. A number of TDs and non-governmental organisat(...)

RGdata director general Tara Buckley  said there was worry in the retail sector that retail agents and players would ultimately pay the price to fund the purchase of the national lottery licence. Photograph: Collins

The umbrella group for independent traders RGdata has written to Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin seeking assurances that retailers’ com(...)